United States Agency for International Development http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/38337/all en INTERVIEW-USAID optimistic on Myanmar work, but firm on terms http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/interview-usaid-optimistic-myanmar-work-firm-terms <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* USAID chief unveils tech, health and democracy programs</p> <p>* U.S., partners see grounds for optimism on reforms</p> <p>* Programs set up to discourage backsliding</p> <p>By Paul Eckert</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 7 (Reuters) - The United States is intensifying its aid work in Myanmar, winning more cooperation from the government in a country long estranged from Washington, U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/interview-usaid-optimistic-myanmar-work-firm-terms" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Burma Politics Rajiv Shah Social Issues Technology United States Agency for International Development Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Mar 2013 02:30:32 +0000 5776774 at http://www.globalpost.com USAID Supports Women Artisans to Display their Work http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/usaid-supports-women-artisans-display-their-work <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A ten-day exhibition titled ‘Stitching and Chai’ showcasing hand embellished products by home-bound women entrepreneurs opened at Nomad Art Gallery here on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130409/usaid-supports-women-artisans-display-their-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entrepreneurship International development Social Issues Technology United States Agency for International Development United States Agency for International Development Asianet Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:02:12 +0000 Asianet 5808312 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama budget boosts embassy security spending, changes food aid http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/obama-budget-boosts-embassy-security-spending-changes-food-aid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Patricia Zengerle and Charles Abbott</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama included $4 billion (2.6 billion pounds) to improve security at hundreds of overseas diplomatic posts in his budget proposal on Wednesday, in the wake of the deadly September 11, 2012, attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.</p> <p>The money would secure overseas personnel and facilities, including enough money to increase embassy security construction to $2.2 billion, as recommended after an independent review of the Benghazi attacks.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130410/obama-budget-boosts-embassy-security-spending-changes-food-aid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Technology United States United States Agency for International Development Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:35:00 +0000 5809597 at http://www.globalpost.com Govt denotifies Wapda chief appointment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/govt-denotifies-wapda-chief-appointment <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Ostensibly succumbing to the pressure of financial institutions including World Bank, Asian Development Bank, International Monetary Funds (IMF), USAID etc, the caretaker government has denotified the appointment of Wapda chairman Syed Raghib Shah as power sector coordinator.</p><P>Earlier, Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) Chairman Syed Raghib Hussan Shah was made the power sector coordinator with an aim to turn around the entire power sector, which is besieged with circular debt causing scheduled or unscheduled hours long power outages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/govt-denotifies-wapda-chief-appointment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Technology United States Agency for International Development Water and Power Development Authority Water supply and sanitation in Pakistan Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:53:29 +0000 Asianet 5811351 at http://www.globalpost.com US supports restored vision for 11,417 Pakistani women http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/us-supports-restored-vision-11417-pakistani-women <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> American Ambassador Richard Olson, Wednesday, visited one of the largest providers of eye surgery in Pakistan at the Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust (LRBT) hospital in Mandra, Punjab, to commemorate World Health Day.</p><P>LRBT is the recipient of a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Small Grants Program, which has funded surgeries for 11,417 Pakistani women at LRBT.</p><P>The initiative targeted those who are unable to afford treatment for cataracts and other eye ailments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/us-supports-restored-vision-11417-pakistani-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Khattak Technology United States Agency for International Development Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:19:57 +0000 Asianet 5811431 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. supports restored vision for 11,417 Pakistani women http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/us-supports-restored-vision-11417-pakistani-women-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson visited one of the largest providers of eye surgery in Pakistan at the Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust LRBT hospital in Mandra, Punjab, to commemorate World Health Day. LRBT is the recipient of a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s USAID Small Grants Program, which has funded surgeries for 11,417 Pakistani women at LRBT.</p><P>The initiative targeted those who are unable to afford treatment for cataracts and other eye ailments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/us-supports-restored-vision-11417-pakistani-women-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Khattak Technology United States Agency for International Development Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:34:08 +0000 Asianet 5811487 at http://www.globalpost.com USAID Supports Women in Energy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/usaid-supports-women-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Women already play a key role in Pakistan’s economy; strengthening their role in energy will create a real difference in national prosperity,” said Craig VanDevelde, Chief of Party of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Distribution Program, at a gender equity workshop organized by the USAID to reinforce the role of women in the energy sector.</p><P>With inflation spiking to 12.7 percent against the 1.4 percent it has been for the past seven years, the single salary of the earning male member can no longer feed a family, thus necessitating women in the profes</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/usaid-supports-women-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Labor Politics Technology United States Agency for International Development United States Agency for International Development Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 16:53:35 +0000 Asianet 5811719 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. supports restored vision for 11,417 Pakistani women http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/us-supports-restored-vision-11417-pakistani-women-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> U.S. Ambassador Richard Olson visited one of the largest providers of eye surgery in Pakistan at the Layton Rahmatullah Benevolent Trust LRBT hospital in Mandra, Punjab, to commemorate World Health Day. LRBT is the recipient of a grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development’s USAID Small Grants Program, which has funded surgeries for 11,417 Pakistani women at LRBT.</p><P>The initiative targeted those who are unable to afford treatment for cataracts and other eye ailments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/us-supports-restored-vision-11417-pakistani-women-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Khattak Technology United States Agency for International Development Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:03:16 +0000 Asianet 5812468 at http://www.globalpost.com USAID Supports Women in Energy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/usaid-supports-women-energy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> “Women already play a key role in Pakistan’s economy therefore strengthening their role in energy will create a real difference in national prosperity,” said Craig VanDevelde, Chief of Party of United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Power Distribution Program.</p><P>Craig VanDevelde stated this during a gender equity workshop organized by the USAID to reinforce the role of women in the energy sector here on Thursday.</p><P>He said with inflation spiking to 12.7 percent against the 1.4 percent it has been for the past seven years, the single salary of the earning male me</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/usaid-supports-women-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International development Labor Politics Technology United States Agency for International Development United States Agency for International Development Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:18:38 +0000 Asianet 5813274 at http://www.globalpost.com Bolivia announces expulsion of USAID http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130501/bolivia-announces-expulsion-usaid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Evo Morales announced Wednesday the expulsion of USAID representatives from Bolivia, accusing the US development agency of meddling in the country's internal affairs.</p> <p>"We have decided to expel USAID from Bolivia. USAID is leaving Bolivia," Morales said in a speech in La Paz's Plaza de Armas, referring to the US Agency for International Development.</p> <p>rb/jm/dw</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Politics Socialism Technology United States Agency for International Development AFP Wed, 01 May 2013 13:31:13 +0000 5829205 at http://www.globalpost.com US surprised by Bolivian expulsion of USAID http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/us-surprised-bolivian-expulsion-usaid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bolivia's decision to expel USAID came as a shock to the United States, as no one in Evo Morales' government had complained about the US development agency's activities, a US official said Thursday.</p> <p>Meddling in Bolivia's internal affairs was the stated reason for the decision announced Wednesday by President Morales, although he did not specify just how the agency was interfering.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130502/us-surprised-bolivian-expulsion-usaid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Socialism Technology United States Agency for International Development AFP Thu, 02 May 2013 17:00:38 +0000 5829964 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. contractor jailed in Cuba settles suit against employer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130517/us-contractor-jailed-cuba-settles-suit-against-employer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Washington, May 17 (EFE).- Alan Gross, the U.S. contractor serving a 15-sentence in Cuba for subversion, has settled a lawsuit against the firm that hired him for a project on the Communist-ruled island, his lawyers said Friday.</p> <p>The terms of the settlement, filed Thursday with the U.S. District Court in Washington, are confidential and subject to a non-disclosure agreement, a spokeswoman for the Scott Gilbert law firm said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130517/us-contractor-jailed-cuba-settles-suit-against-employer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business DAI Labor Law Political philosophy Religion Technology United States Agency for International Development Agencia EFE Fri, 17 May 2013 18:15:03 +0000 5840432 at http://www.globalpost.com USAID building in Bolivia expropriated http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/usaid-building-bolivia-expropriated <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Municipal councilors in Bolivia's capital voted Friday to seize a building owned by the American development agency USAID, which was expelled from the country this year on political grounds.</p> <p>The building and surrounding land will be used to provide municipal services, said Gabriela Nino de Guzman, a senior member of the city council.</p> <p>The city says the building is worth $2.5 million.</p> <p>President Evo Morales, a populist who often locks horns with the United States, expelled USAID in May. The agency had been working in Bolivia, South America's poorest country, since 1964.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130927/usaid-building-bolivia-expropriated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bolivia Politics Socialism Technology United States Agency for International Development AFP Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:35:05 +0000 5946826 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. military scales down aid efforts in Philippines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131121/please-can-we-have-our-bells-back-philippine-quake-town-asks-us <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Manuel Mogato</p> <p>MANILA (Reuters) - The U.S. military has began scaling back its emergency relief operations in the Philippines as work shifts to recovery and rehabilitation in typhoon-hit areas, a U.S. aid agency official said on Saturday.</p> <p>Typhoon Haiyan, the most powerful storm to make landfall this year, struck the central Philippines on November 8, killing more than 5,200 people, displacing 4.4 million and destroying an estimated 12 billion pesos ($274 million) worth of crops and infrastructure.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131121/please-can-we-have-our-bells-back-philippine-quake-town-asks-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emergency management Technology United States Agency for International Development United States foreign policy War Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:49:25 +0000 5996535 at http://www.globalpost.com USAID approves five-year development cooperation strategy for Vietnam http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131205/usaid-approves-five-year-development-cooperation-strategy-vi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>USAID approves five-year development cooperation strategy for Vietnam</p> <p>HANOI, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The Embassy of the United States in Vietnam on Thursday announced that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) had recently approved its five- year development cooperation strategy after consultations with numerous stakeholders.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131205/usaid-approves-five-year-development-cooperation-strategy-vi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> International relations Politics of the United States Technology United States Agency for International Development United States Agency for International Development Xinhua News Agency Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:46:25 +0000 6010430 at http://www.globalpost.com